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partnered with a school in mill wu key to read with a third -- milwaukee to read with a third grader. stacy and her family are here tonight. stacy continues to do a good job in school. i've paired up with another third grader, angelo. angelo and his family are here tonight as well. stacy and angelo -- [applause] again this year i challenge each of you to join with me and find some time to mentor a student in reading. now, every child should have access to a great education. we continue to expand the number of choices for families in wisconsin and be it at a traditional, a charter, a voucher, a virtual or a home school environment, moving forward we want to continue to dramatically improve existing schools and give parents the opportunity to choose legitimate alternatives to failing schools. [applause] in addition to transforming education, we must continue to reform government. take a waste, fraud and abuse commission, for example. so far they've identified nearly $456 million worth of savings. [applause] our reforms allow state government to focus on efficiency so taxpayers get great servi
for his willingness to take on this assignment and his wife stacy and the voice for that he can do so. i know the personal sacrifice that goes a public service and i appreciate your own sense of services behind her willingness to on mo to the people the commonwealth a little while longer. it is my honor to present to you the united states senator designate for massachusetts, mo tree and three. [applause] [applause] >> thank you, governor. i'm honored and humbled by your action today and i pledge to you and the people of massachusetts said during interim. i go to work every day with the needs and aspirations of our state citizen and resident's foremost in my mind. i know the people of massachusetts care about jobs, education, affordable high-quality health care network of those at this interest every day, just as you do everyday in your your administration. except this temporary post, confident in knowledge and perspectives i've acquired working with you and lieutenant governor. even the commonwealth should be assured i now go to our nation's capital ever mindful of what matters to the pe
. his name is stacy campfield and he's a state senator from tennessee. we talked to him about his latest project, a bill which would cut welfare assistance by 30% for households where the children fail to make satisfactory academic progress. we're specifically focused on this penalty of increasing the withdrawal by 30% of the amount of money that's paid in temporary assistance to needy families. what i want to know is how will doing that help these children? >> well, what we're seeing in tennessee and probably across the nation from the e-mails i'm getting is that we have a three-part stool for education. it's one part the schools, one part the teachers, and one part the family. probably the most important part is the family. unfortunate unfortunately, we have some families who don't care if their kids get an education or stay in school. what we're say something if your kid is quitting school, not showing up, showing up at 11:00 in his pajamas, that's not a prepared kid to get an education. we need to do something to motivate these parents to realize how important this education is. unfo
and service. i will close my remarks by recognizing my family in the front row. my wife stacy, my biggest supporter and my everything. our sons, miles and grant, my heart and soul. they are with me today. my family means the world to me. i carry their love and support with me into the service knowing that i will go to washington to do right by them as well. i go in the hope that i can make them proud. i would be amiss if i did not acknowledge one of the greatest influences in my life -- my mother. she is in north carolina right now recuperating from her seven year because the surgery, so she is not with us physically, but she is in my heart. today signifies her. she is a child of the segregated south, a single mother to my sisters and me after my father died when i was a teenager, a woman who did not have the opportunity to attend college. but my mother told me days like today where possible. if you work hard and you treat people with respect, there is very little you cannot achieve in this great nation. these are the lessons that stacy and i try to pass on to our sons today. i want to sa
, and that is fine with me. i think it is just dumb. host: this is a quote from staff sargeant stacy spearsall -- next is nick joining us from peoria, illinois. on the independent line. caller: i have two sons in the military. neither of them are in military or -- infantry our combat units. they said the problem is, women do not have the physical strength. look at the body builders. they have to take steroids. my son in the marines, he is about 6 feet, 4 inches. he says, how is somebody going to carry me out? even in physical training, we do 30 pushups. women do 15. that does not make any sense. host: thank you for the culprit joining the defense secretary -- for the call. to and in the defense secretary was martin dempsey, the joint chiefs of staff. >> as we look at requirements for a spectrum of conflicts, not just counterinsurgency, we really in -- we really need standards that apply across all of those. it is important that if we do say that a standard is too high, the burden is on the service to explain to the secretary why is it that it is. it doesn't have to be that high? with the direc
by the name of stacy campfield. he doesn't have children but he has an idea. if you receive welfare benefits -- currently if your kids don't show up for school they cut you at 20%. but if your kids don't get good grades -- in other words don't pass -- they would cut your welfare benefits 30%. there are a lot of critics who say how can you punish a family if they don't have food on the table? >>gretchen: i think this is about parent involvement. i think that the first thing that's important to try and improve grades is to get parents involved. maybe there would be some way to encourage more parental involvement at the school level, especially with families who are receiving welfare, and maybe that would be a way of looking at this as opposed to punishing the child. >>brian: right now if no one is showing up for back to school night and your kid is stprug -- struggling, maybe you can get through with the parent. they'll say i'll get little cindy focused on grades because it is costing us money and eventually cost us lights. >>gretchen: or maybe they will show up at school. one of the reasons k
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